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Folger Shakespeare Library
201 E Capitol St SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003
Come join us for a reading by the winner of the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, Jhumpa Lahiri, as well as the presentation of the award! The program is held at the Folger Shakespeare Library. It will begin at 8:00 PM, and will be followed by a reception and book signing.
Jhumpa Lahiri is the award-winning author of four widely acclaimed works of fiction: Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth, and The Lowland; and two works of nonfiction: In Other Words and The Clothing of Books. She translated the novel Ties by Domenico Starnone from the Italian. She has received numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize; the PEN/Hemingway Award; the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award; the Premio Gregor von Rezzori; the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature; a 2014 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama; and the Premio Internazionale Viareggio-Versilia.
Tickets to the PEN/Malamud Award are $25, and are available for sale at the Folger Box Office and via bit.ly/Malamud2017Tix
Read more about the PEN/Malamud Award at penfaulkner.org/pen-malamud-award/